Gravely ill OFW was abandoned by her Saudi Arabian employer in front of the Philippine Embassy gate in Riyadh.
The OFW identified as 36-year-old Marciana “Shane” Belino from the province of Castaneda, Nueva Vizcaya. Before going to the intensive care unit in King Saud Medical City last April 11, she first went to POLO’s Bahay Kalinga in Riyadh.
“The SRA Saudi Manpower Recruitment Office is extending their assistance to OFW Belino,” said the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO).
“The POLO & SRA will be facilitating the repatriation of the worker once she’s ready for discharged,” they added.
However, Belino’s family is concerned about the welfare of the OFW because they thought that Philippine authorities were not monitoring the case.
Juvy Belino, sister-in-law of Shane, went to check on Belino’s condition and she found out that the patient needs to go through an operation.
“The Polo and the agency are giving us conflicting information,” Juvy Belino said. “They said that our sister is okay and stable, but we found out that she’s not.”
The recruitment agency of Belino, which was SRA Saudi Manpower Recruitment notified them only last April 19 while Polo-Riyadh contacted in a much later date, April 26.
Juvy received another information concerning the need to provide both passport and Iqama of the patient. This should be complied soon so the patient can undergo necessary treatment.
However, POLO-Riyadh is not responding to them while her agency is still coordinating with her employer. Juvy is also asking for help so they can visit Shane and take care of her.
“We feel that the agency and Polo are not taking good care of her,” said her sister-in-law.
“According to our contacts at the hospital, they haven’t visited her since she was brought there.”
“We asked if they could help at least one of us go to Riyadh, but they told us that it’s a lot of work and getting a visa may be hard.”
As of the moment, POLO-Riyadh are doing their best to help Belino in any possible way.
“The SRA coordinated with the employer already,” Polo said. “The employer will give exit visa, passport, ticket and other assistance once the patient will be stabled and ready for discharge.”
Her family, however, demanded that she needs to undergo an operation before she comes home.
According to Inquirer, the family of the OFW is asking immediate help from POLO and other concerned citizens.